Zig When They Zag - Season 2, Episode 1: Keys to Success in 2021
How do you balance a strategic plan and flexibility?
How can you plan for a year that already seems like it'll be unpredictable?
Jessica Scanlon and Kevin Ring discuss how to win in business in 2021. They talk about how to take the lessons learned from the wild ride that was 2020 and apply them to have a successful year in business, even when things don't turn out like you expected (or wanted).
Business owners and decision-makers that lead teams and companies through 2020 saw many projects that weren't finished and deadlines that weren't met. This can be a very emotional experience as business leaders may find themselves reassessing their business's direction due to diminished demand (e.g. event venues), or even a disappearing audience (e.g. office workers).
Focus on the Goal, be Flexible on the Method
Although the means and methods might change, being solidly rooted in the end goal of meeting customers' needs will be a much more worthwhile perspective.
Don't Put It Off - Act Now
Stopping marketing and communication efforts with customers will disconnect businesses from their target audiences, losing points and making them much more difficult to win back.
Bottom Line for Winning in 2021
Key takeaways for surviving and thriving in 2021:
- Stay alive
- Understand the value that you provide
- Don't hold too fast to your plans to deliver value
- Remain flexible
- Give yourself a break
- Plan for success
Remember to focus on the big goal-the light at the end of the tunnel.
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